Shopping in Italy is absolute heaven for all fashion lovers! When you think about Italy the first things that may come to mind are: Pizza, legendary football, delicious wine and of course fashion. Italy is the residence for legendary designers such as: Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. If you are a fashion lover you should get fully prepared before entering this “heaven for elegance” country. We have decided to make life easier for you and sum up the top places to shop in Milan:
1. Vintage and second hand shopping
Cavalli e Nastri
Address: Via Brera 2, Milano or: Via De Amicis 9, Milano
This multicolored shop is an absolute pleasure for hours of browsing. Hand-made beaded dresses, faux fur coats and hats, vintage jewelry, and designer’s bags you maybe could never afford before: Hermès, Channel, Dior and many more! Many of the items in “Cavalli e Nastri” are from the late 70‘s so expect a lot of colors, squints and shoulder pads. The shop also offers a wide selection of beautiful wedding gowns.
2. Luxury shopping
Via Monte Napoleone, (Via Montenapoleone in Italian)
Address: Via Monte Napoleone, 20121 Milano, Milan (Lombardie), Italy
This famous shopping district is the most popular and visited in Italy. The “Via Monte Napoleone quarter” is exclusive, glamorous, elegant and always full with famous celebrities. You will be able to find there high end fashion showrooms of: Versace, Gucci, Prada, Valentino and many more well known designers. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of exceptional antique and jewelry shop where you will be saying goodbye to some money as well. In case your budget doesn’t allow you spending anything at all, no worries- window shopping is also a fun thing to do!
Fiera Di Senigallia
Address: Strada Alzaia Naviglio Grande, via Valenza, South Milan
There is nothing nicer than spending Sunday morning with finding great bargains and small treasures in order to make your house cozier! The flea market is open every Sunday between 9 in the morning till the late afternoon and it is highly recommended to arrive early in order to find the most desirable items! “Fiera Di Senigallia “ market has plenty of things on offer: colorful stalls with different kinds of herbs, African and South American unique craft work, old books and C.D’s selection, vintage clothes, world-wide food and mostly a lot of bargain.
When shopping in Italy remember these tips:
1. It is always wise to plan your visit during the sales time, (after New Year and during the summer). There are so many good offers out there, that you will be amazed by how low designer’s items can get!
2. Bargain, bargain, bargain! Italian people might be a bit sizzling and emotional, (and we say it with love of course) but that shouldn’t stop you when you want to get a better price. The best places to negotiate are the markets and the second hand shops. In the regular shops it is not common to ask for a better price, especially not in the designers shops, that is a BIG no no!
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By: Yuli Linssen Kaminitz, guest blogger from EasyToBook.com
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